NBHCA Leadership Opportunities

NBHCA Leadership Opportunities

If you’re interested in serving, please send a note to contact@northbartonheights.org or use our online contact form. Once we receive a few volunteers, we will schedule an in-person or Zoom meeting to discuss!

In the late summer of 2020, a small group of community members met at the Brookland Park Community Garden with a strong desire to bring back the North Barton Heights Civic Association. We had grand ideas of reinstating a monthly member meeting, organizing community clean-ups and elderly care teams, launching a community farmers market, and overall representing the voice of our neighborhood. For safety reasons due to COVID-19, we never really had the opportunity to engage the community and grow the organization.

However, we did make great progress in forming the groundwork for a healthy civic association. We’re now a fully incorporated Virginia corporation with IRS 501(c)4 non-profit status. We have an association bank account and ability to receive dues and donations through check, cash, or PayPal. We have bylaws, registered boundaries with the City of Richmond, engagement with our city councilperson and local municipal service leaders, and neighboring associations.

And now the association is ready for its next round of leadership and growth. Are you interested?

Because our association has not hit the required quorum for a leadership election, we’re looking for volunteers that want to lead and as a group we can choose the next leadership. All roles will be open for immediate fill to include the following:

President

Our current President has moved away from Richmond so this is an urgent and immediate fill notification.

Outside of the duties prescribed in our current bylaws, the new President will need to take over or designate the following:

  • Association address change and directors update with the Virginia SCC
  • Annual 501(c)4 report to the IRS (this takes approximately 15 minutes, once a year)
  • The Annual Report and Registered Agent updates with the Virginia SCC (currently handled by a local lawyer, but costs $250/year which was donated by the current President). The new President and Board will need to decide to either keep the external registered agent or handle it themselves.
  • Assuming primary communications with the City of Richmond and local leaders
  • Working with the Treasurer, establish primary ownership of the Association bank account with ValleyStar Credit Union and our PayPal account
  • Working with the Secretary, assume responsibility for the association website, Facebook page, and email management

The current/out-going President will conduct a thorough one-on-one to help with the transition and guide through all of the Virginia and IRS platforms and processes.

Vice President

Outside of the duties prescribed in our current bylaws, the new Vice President will need to take over or designate the following:

  • Engaging the community to drive membership and participation
  • Planning and executing association meetings

Treasurer

Outside of the duties prescribed in our current bylaws, the new Treasurer will need to take over or designate the following:

  • Primary responsibility for our bank account with ValleyStar Credit Union and our PayPal account
  • Reviewing current funds (current balance is less than $200) and developing plans for 2022 budget and fundraising/membership growth

Secretary

Outside of the duties prescribed in our current bylaws, the new Secretary will need to take over or designate the following:

  • Engaging the community to drive membership and participation
  • Assume ownership of the Association website, Facebook, and member communications

As a group, this new leadership team can review and update the bylaws, drive the Mission and vision of the association, and help the North Barton Heights Community thrive.

The current team is still available to help with the transition! We thank you for your current support and while we’ve all loved serving this community, we look forward to a new team of community leaders leading this association to the next level!

If you’re interested in serving, please send a note to contact@northbartonheights.org or use our online contact form. Once we receive at few volunteers, we will schedule an in-person or Zoom meeting to discuss!

2021 Brookland Park Block Party

2021 Brookland Park Block Party

From the Brookland Park Historic Collective:

While preserving history and tradition, the Brookland Park Boulevard Annual Historic Festival strives to stimulate local economy, entertain, and involve the community and visitors in a fun-filled atmosphere.


What began as a vision to bring people from all over the Northside to the Historic District of Brookland Park Boulevard area to enjoy the beauty and history of our community, July 2014 turned into an event larger than its founding members ever expected–experiencing well over 700 attendees. It continues to grow with each year. Imagine strolling along streets brimming with a sea of smiling faces, glistening in the bright sunshine, stages of pulsing music from every corner, and children dancing, jumping, and squealing in delight as balloons and grills season the cool summer air. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Full Details – https://www.northbartonheights.org/event/brookland-park-block-party

Sidewalk Repair Requests – By Friday!!

Sidewalk Repair Requests – By Friday!!

The city of Richmond may have funds available for sidewalk repairs and our city council is looking for a prioritized list! We owe this list to the city by Friday so please submit your requests to us at contact@northbartonheights.org

Please included the approximately address or block (such as 3000-block of North Ave; east side), and a picture if possible.

Also a reminder, we will be holding our first virtual association meeting this Sunday, May 30, 2021. For more details, see our event page.

NBHCA to Hold 2021 Kick-Off Meeting via Zoom

NBHCA to Hold 2021 Kick-Off Meeting via Zoom

The North Barton Heights Civic Association will hold its 2021 kick-off meeting via Zoom on Sunday, May 30th, 2021 from 10am to 11:30am. All residents of North Barton Heights are welcome to attend to meet the association leadership, learn about membership in the association, and hear about our plans for 2021, including the hopeful start to a community farmers market.

We will be inviting our local Richmond Police 4th Precinct Sector 411 and 412 lieutenants, city council representatives (Ann-Frances Lambert of the 3rd District and Ellen Robertson of the 6th District), as well as the Richmond City Democratic Committee 3rd Ward representatives to discuss the upcoming June Democratic Primary. We will make an effort to invite local candidates running in the election if able.

We hope you can join us virtually on the 30th! More information at https://www.northbartonheights.org/event/nbhca-association-meeting

Brookland Park Garden To Table Project – 2021

Brookland Park Garden To Table Project – 2021

Each year the organizer and volunteers of the Brookland Park Community Garden aim to grow and distribute free organic vegetables to some student families of Richmond Community High School as well as neighbors who continue to suffer fresh food insecurities or those on limited fixed incomes. The steering group has been growing seedlings in the greenhouse, hand tilling the fields, and getting ready for planting, but could use your help!

The garden and orchard coordinator, Karen Link, and the Historic Brookland Park Collective president, Willie Hilliard, have launched a GoFundMe to help them achieve their goal of $3,120. This money will be used to fund five cubic yards of compost, 10-15 cubic yards of top soil, a load of mulch, need six (6) 2x4x8s; four (4) 4x4x8s and one large box of exterior screws (3”) flat standard head (not hex). 

They’re also trying to raise funds to purchase supplies to build 4-5 elevated raised beds so that those with limited mobility may also enjoy growing their own veggies. Each elevated bed will stand 3’ high with a bench at one end for those who may tire easily.  The cost of each bed is estimated to be approximately $300.00 each. These beds are considered to be permanent, made up of concrete (not cinder blocks or wood). 

You can also support by reviewing the garden’s Amazon wish list!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/1zj1s9d5uo